For my Time to Stitch entry, click here.
I mentioned in this post that I have been following Gwen Fisher in her beaded lace adventures.
Since I made this necklace, I've wanted to make a second one. I finally found some time and created a focal using Gwen's Beaded Lace Medallions and Beaded Lace Hearts.
I kept the rest simple and finished the necklace with a Beaded Lace Swag.
I love the end result.
The necklace is soft and feminine in these colors. An edgier version in red/ black would also be stunning.
As per usual, I finished the piece with a beaded clasp.
I am intrigued by these techniques and have more ideas swirling around in my head.
I am particularly taken with Gwen's latest pattern, Beaded Rick Rack
I can't wait to start on it.
The Beaded Rick Rack is part 7 of Gwen's series.
Parts 1 - 6 are:
Athena's Acanthus bracelet
Beaded Lace Flowers
Beaded Lace Swags
Beaded Lace Medallions
Eucalyptus Leaves bracelet
Beaded Lace Hearts
If you haven't already looked at them, I highly recommend these patterns. The two bracelet patterns teach you to create a finished piece of jewelry and the others focus on a specific component or technique.
What makes this series unique is that the components can be combined to create different designs and pieces. Each tutorial shows different arrangements and combinations for inspiration.
They are all available in Gwen's etsy shop.
You can find other patterns from Gwen and Florence Turnour on their website, Bead Infinitum.